Master Class

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 5FT145

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Aesthetics A1N, Practical Philosophy A1N, Theoretical Philosophy A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 19 December 2020
Responsible department
Department of Philosophy

General provisions

Main target group of the course is master students in their fourth semester of the Master's Programme in the Humanities, specialization Aesthetics, specialization Philosophy, specialization Theoretical Philosophy, or specialization Practical Philosophy.

Entry requirements

A student is eligible if they have fulfilled the requirements for a bachelor's degree in humanities or hold an equivalent foreign degree.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student is expected to

  • have formed a unified view of an internationally recognised contemporary researcher's thinking in philosophy or aesthetics, his or her research motivations, background assumptions, central claims, and methodology
  • have critically examined the work in philosophy or aesthetics of an internationally recognised contemporary researcher
  • have followed and partaken in discussions about ongoing research relating to the researcher's work
  • have orally formulated and presented in seminars clarifying and critical questions relating to the researcher's work.


The course centers around the thought of an internationally recognised contemporary researcher in philosophy or aesthetics. The work of the researcher will be approached through written assignments, seminars, and discussion with the researcher in question. Participation requires reading texts, as well as active participation in seminars and question hours.


Instruction takes the form of teacher-guided seminars and lectures. Participation in the seminars is mandatory.


Written assignments and oral examinations.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Transitional provisions

In case of a transition from the Faculty of Arts' Master's Programme in the Humanities to master's programmes under the Department of Philosophy, this syllabus may be reused in the department's master programmes. The text under the heading Decisions and Guidelines should then be interpreted as applying to the department's master programmes.